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    Yesterday, 09:20 PM
    Hey Chilliboo! Welcome to the forums! :) I'm betting you got to be pretty determined to keep the Halloween spirit in Australia...is it just coming around to Spring there? I've always admired the home-built Halloween anyway ( time and the skills willing) so I *might* survive without the store bought props. But I'd miss things like sheets of styrofoam insulation for tombstones - that might not be handy in your part of the world. Can't wait to hear what you got planned for this year -...
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    Yesterday, 07:29 PM
    Ok, so we paraphrased a bit, but I always hear his delivery when I put this one out... And I doubt most here are old enough to remember this...I had completely forgotten it until it popped up on Twitter. Gene Wilder as the title character in...The Adventures of Letterman!
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    Yesterday, 05:01 PM
    Kettles all the way down. :)
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    08-29-2016, 06:15 PM
    Eggos! There's probably something fun/creepy you could do with old walkie talkies. and I'm sure you saw the "makeitstranger" title generator in the other thread. There's another DND podcast called Total Party Kill. Never listened to it but the individuals on it are pretty witty and I'm sure the production values are probably as good as you can get for that kind of show (and I'm guessing not terribly crude or vulgar, so an option if that's not your thing.) Jealous of the DnDers. : (
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    08-29-2016, 06:04 PM
    That's what we do as well. Not a problem I ever expected to have.
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    08-29-2016, 06:02 PM
    *Had eggos for breakfast last weekend.*
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  • Kymmm's Avatar
    08-29-2016, 04:42 PM
    One package is on it's way!! It should arrive at it's destination by 9/6 (Hopefully sooner!)
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    08-29-2016, 10:39 AM
    Hey Heather! :) Welcome to the forums. We need to start thinking about fencing tool - in part because of the cords all over the yard which are a big tripping hazard. Lots of threads here on making faux wrought Iron fence out of PVC. I'm sure there's likely something on chain fences too.
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    08-27-2016, 08:03 PM
    I need to go back and read this thread! I may see a note my Reaper left, just for me!! As for my victim... It is almost time to reap what you sow. Everything is wrapped up and ready to go. Should I get it out and let you be one of the first Reaped?? Orrrrrr.... should I hang on to it for a while and make you wait?? Hmmmmmm muahahahahaha
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  • talkingcatblues's Avatar
    08-26-2016, 05:15 PM
    It's gorgeous!
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    08-25-2016, 06:30 AM
    Love the sign, the poem and the book!! Looks like some of the reapers got a jump start on things!! Very cool!
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    08-24-2016, 06:12 PM
    ˆThey actually sell little Oscar like skeleton trophies that are holding their skulls in their hands. Or they used to. Although I think I'd prefer "classic" Oscars (or as close as you can get) to skeleton ones, if you were putting them in a coffin.
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    08-24-2016, 05:59 PM
    The Hollywood Walk of Fame + The Walking Dead combine to bring you The Hollywood Walking Dead of Fame! Oh, you were looking for *good* ideas?
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    08-24-2016, 05:53 PM
    Nope, there's at least....*counts on fingers*...eleven of us. :) Welcome to the forums!
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    08-22-2016, 08:34 PM
    GobbyGruesome replied to a thread Boo! in Member Introduction
    Hey Turnip! Welcome to the forums! Love to hear more about Halloween in Scotland. Seems wrong somehow that Halloween is a bigger deal on this side of the pond than it is in Scotland or Ireland.
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    08-22-2016, 04:42 PM
    Phantom Blue replied to a thread Electronic/Software: Help with cable in Halloween Props
    Thanks for the breakdown and fuse idea Kensington. The fuse is an excellent idea! Have you ever seen a set-up using this kind of wire to power speakers?
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    08-22-2016, 04:40 PM
    Phantom Blue replied to a thread Electronic/Software: Help with cable in Halloween Props
    Yea J-Man, that is what I was thinking. I might try to break the box open, not destroying it. Just never saw anyone use this gauge of wire to power speakers. Thanks
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    08-22-2016, 02:06 PM
    I have never tried this and it might be too thick, but what about using an old car wash shammy?
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    08-22-2016, 02:01 PM
    Phantom Blue replied to a thread Electronic/Software: Help with cable in Halloween Props
    Thanks Reelsore. A few years back I picked up a homemade prop that consist of a small black wooden box with a couple small 4" car speakers on the sides, (I know car audio usually is a 12v set-up), and then this cable coming from inside the box. In order for me to get inside to look, I would need to basically tear the thing up, and wanted to avoid trashing it. So after googling what was printed on the cover, I didn't have any luck find out more about this bulk cable. So what puzzles...
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    08-22-2016, 01:38 PM
    Phantom Blue replied to a thread Electronic/Software: Help with cable in Halloween Props
    And has a Black, Green & White wires. thanks
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    08-22-2016, 01:37 PM
    Phantom Blue started a thread Electronic/Software: Help with cable in Halloween Props
    Hello - I was hoping someone could help identifying some bulk black cable that I have laying around. I would like to add a 3 prong plug to it and use it as a extension cord, but am clueless on what is printed on the outside cover. Here is what is printed: ul c(ul) SJOOW 3/C 18AWG(0.824mm2) 105C VW-1 300v E215210 100281-001 I assume it means 18amps and 300volts but wanted to get some advice from someone that knows what they are doing before I catch something on fire. I would say that it...
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    08-21-2016, 07:32 PM
    GobbyGruesome replied to a thread Mechanical: Haunted rocking chair? in Halloween Props
    Oooh! That's a good one...I just did a search and found this thread...seems to have full instructions but I haven't gone through them. I think I've seen them done with less powerful motors but I'm not sure. http://www.halloweenforum.com/halloween-prop-building-group/147032-2016-project-4-rocking-prop-instructors-thread.html Edit: Beaten to the punch! ;)
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  • GobbyGruesome's Avatar
    08-21-2016, 07:26 PM
    This is a really old thread. The original poster isn't here any more. But yeah, you can definitely find these lights all over now.
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    08-21-2016, 07:24 PM
    And lots of plaid. Flannel plaid. Everywhere! ;) I honestly don't remember anyone trying this theme so I wouldn't be surprised if it flicks a switch in a few people and triggers a bunch of ideas.
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    08-21-2016, 07:20 PM
    I was thinking the same thing as WWW but I *think* Bethene actually does a haunted camp out with a bunch of other haunters, not a camping theme. You're talking about using camping as a theme for your home haunt, right? I don't have much in the way of suggestions...how dark were you planning on going? I think lights are gonna be key - old oil lamps, that kind of thing. If you could cast shadows of something on the tent from the inside, I've always found that to be quite eerie. You could...
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    08-21-2016, 09:25 AM
    GobbyGruesome replied to a thread Other: Need A Bunch Of Help! in Halloween Props
    Sounds like you're already well on your way. Way further than we'd want to go. I think you're initiative shows you're in for some big success in your future. I guess my only tip would be to take an inventory and see what you've got on hand. Is there stuff in the garage you've been meaning to get rid of. Do you have old toys in a box somewhere that you're planning on tossing. I think the a lot of the best haunts are pre-planned with no compromise, but a lot of my favourite haunters are...
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  • GobbyGruesome's Avatar
    08-18-2016, 07:00 PM
    That looks great! Really impressive job. Should look amazing with the horse!
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    08-17-2016, 08:38 PM
    I'm sure everyone has seen this by now, but if you want to make your own Stranger Things titles, there's now an online generator at makeitstranger.com
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    08-17-2016, 08:11 PM
    I got an email today from Micheal's that said their Spooky Town is Buy One Get One Free - August 12th- 18th. (I'm in Canada but I think the sales are pretty much the same.) Don't know why I'm just seeing this now. May want to check the website with your local store chosen to see if it applies.
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    08-17-2016, 06:32 PM
    Kymmm posted a visitor message on MummyOf5's profile
    Hi there!! Thanks for the friend request! :)
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    It'll project video and stills. Comes with some animations of Santa delivering presents and some Halloween animations too. Pretty low resolution and intensity, so it'll be a bit limited.

    Yeah, I did some Flash animation for TCB - hadn't touched Flash in a while so it was pretty rough but at least it worked for her.
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    Hey Bam! Basically forgot my own birthday this year and definitely forgot yours. Hope you had a good one.

    No Halloween-y birthday gifts but I did get one of those little WindowFX projectors for Christmas, so I'll need to play around with that and see what it's capable of.
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    Hey Bam. No, no big Christmas plans. My wife kind of hates Christmas and things have gotten kinda strained with my family so it's a bit of a rough time of year. But we have our tree and our lights up and I think I've got my shopping done. It'll be quiet, but it'll be Ok.

    No Dept. 56 Christmas village. That'd likely break us.

    How about you? Any big plans? Are you at least off for a few days?
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    Oh my gosh! I LOVE the pictures!! How cool! My hubby thinks I'm crazy when I make him pull over to look at abandoned or hidden cemeteries! I love reading all the stones and putting a story together in my head! I could wander around for hours! lol Thank you SO much for sharing these with me!! I hope you had a nice Halloween!!
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    Ah, I think I've gotten pneumonia a couple times after sweeping out the garage after long periods of time. I wonder if it was a similar catalyst?

    Yeah, we got snow the day after Halloween again...nothing horrible this year. But we've had it off and on for the last couple weeks. Should all melt away tomorrow and then be back a couple days later. How about you?
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    Hello there! Thanks for stopping by!

    I actually had to take this year off from building also, although we did have a nice Halloween otherwise. But yeah, some job transition stuff sucking up time. Hopefully I will be able to set up the scene I was picturing for next year. And definitely looking forward to seeing yours then too! There were some terrific haunts out there this year for sure - very inspiring.
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    Just ran out of time this year and didn't really have the space for it anyway. But didn't want to have something that I might have to fiddle with all night with the in-laws visiting.

    I don't know why it's so expensive to ship up here. The bad thing is...one of the services...I think it's UPS...charges a brokerage fee which can be insane. I think I ordered a big box of stuff from Spider Hill - maybe it cost me $180? And then it cost something like $80 to ship and then I was hit with a brokerage fee that was something like $100. I can't remember exactly - and it's not Spider-Hill's fault.

    My wife years ago ordered a Snow White costume from the online Disney store and it was 75% off. But by the time the shipping, customs and brokerage fees were added in, it turned out to be more than the original price. It just sucks.
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    Sorry to hear you had pneumonia. I had it last Christmas and it took me out for a loong time. As crappy as the timing is, it's probably quicker to recover before the weather gets cold.

    Glad hear you're back. We're already thinking about next year as well. Kinda bummed we didn't have much new stuff this year . So we're hoping to radically change things next year while putting in as little work as necessary. I find it tough to exclude the stuff that's working though.

    The werewolf, which I still love too, is probably 7 years old and hasn't changed at all in the last 4. He's just got a very awkwardly posed wood legs and then a PVC torso with joints from spider-hill prop works. It'd probably work best if he was 100% PVC but it's not cheap to ship the joints up here. But I DO think that having him in a pose that's a little tougher to accomplish makes a huge difference. Something I need to work on for next year.

    Hope to see you around here more this year.
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    You peaked too soo. Can't imagine having to follow up a haunt like yours.

    it hasn't been a great year for us preparation-wise. Too many distractions. So we'll have to wait and see what the kids think.
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    Hey Bam! Just saying "hi!" I know you were cutting back this year but hopefully you're still enjoying the season.

    Seems kinda quiet around here lately. I think a lot of regulars have decided to take a pass this year.
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